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Myers Park Mustangs No. 1 in Sweet 16 boys’ soccer

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Myers Park’s boys’ high school soccer team reached the N.C. 4A championship game last year. The Mustangs’ goal this year is simply to get back.

Myers Park starts the year as a favorite to do that – and is No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll.

The Mustangs, who have won 109 games in the past four seasons, return only three starters, including senior forward Kipp Carriker, who had eight goals and eight assists. Coach Bucky McCarley, back for his 11th season, has led his team to five straight conference championships in the Southwestern 4A.

Myers Park began the season Monday at arch rival Ardrey Kell and will face the Knights again Wednesday. Myers Park is ranked No. 2 in the N.C. 4A preseason coaches poll behind No. 1 Cary Green Hope.

Preseason Sweet 16

Rank Team (Class) Rank Team (Class)
1. Myers Park (4A)9. North Meck (4A)
2. South Meck (4A)10. Charlotte Latin (IND)
3. Hickory (3A)11. Watauga (4A)
4. Char. Catholic (4A)12. Ashbrook (3A)
5. Cuthbertson (2A)13. Marvin Ridge (3A)
6. Weddington (3A)14. Newton-Conover (2A)
7. Hough (4A)15. South Iredell (2A)
8. Salisbury (4A)16. Country Day (IND)

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